The Fortune of the Rougons
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The Fortune of the Rougons

By Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (editor)
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The Fortune of the Rougons (French: La Fortune des Rougon), originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. The novel is partly an origin story, with a huge cast of characters swarming around - many of whom become the central figures of later novels in the series - and partly an account of the December 1851 coup d'état that created the French Second Empire under Napoleon III as experienced in a large provincial town in southern France. The title refers not only to the "fortune" chased by protagonists Pierre and Felicité Rougon, but also to the fortunes of the various disparate family members Zola introduces, whose lives are of central importance to later books in the series.
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Table of Contents
  • THE FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONS
    • Edited With Introduction By Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
    • Contents
    • INTRODUCTION
    • AUTHOR'S PREFACE
  • THE FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONS
    • CHAPTER I
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
    • CHAPTER IV
    • CHAPTER V
      • The high roads stretched far way, white with moonlight.
    • CHAPTER VI
    • CHAPTER VII
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